UN Resident Coordinator

Beate Trankmann, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Mongolia


Beate Trankmann is the United Nation's Resident Coordinator and UNDP's Resident Representative in Mongolia, she assumed her duties in August 2015.

Ms Trankmann has had a diverse career at the UN system since the late 1990s, particularly in the Asia region. She served as the UNDP Country Director in Indonesia (2010-2015); Deputy Resident Representative in charge of Programme in Sri Lanka (2005-2010); Assistant Resident Representative responsible for democratic governance in Cambodia (2002-2005); and programme officer in China (1999-2002) and Geneva (1998-99).

Prior to joining UNDP, Ms Trankmann was a research fellow at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels, advising European Union institutions on EU-Asia relations. Educated in France, Taiwan and Germany, she holds a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in China studies, both University of Hamburg.

United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UN RCO)

The Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) in Mongolia supports the roles and demands to coordinate the work of the UN system at the country level. UNCT members actively support the RCO  as it ensures the implemntation of UNDAF results framework. RCO provides the technical support in analysis, planning, tracking and reporting processes, information management and communication and advocacy to achieve the agreed UNCT results.

The RC Office supports following core coordination functions performed by RC and UNCT

1. Strategic analysis and planning

2. Oversight of the UN country programming cycle

3. Representation and support of UN Secretariat and UN agencies/NRAs

4. Support to national coordination systems and processes

5. Development and management of shared operational support services

6. Crisis management and preparedness response

7. External communication and advocacy

8. Human rights and development

9. Joint resource mobilization and fund management

10. General UNCT oversight and management